BATZ, S.Coop.- SPAIN
The assembly, set-up and fine-tuning of a die is the most critical part of its manufacturing process as it will make the difference between a good or defective part, especially in those parts with particular visual requirements. In this sense, knowing the quality requirements, tolerances, and critical areas of the parts to be manufactured by the die is vital for the operators. On the other hand, a correct dialogue between the die manufacturer, the fine tuners and the customer who will make use of the die is essential to clear up any problems that may arise in the earliest possible stages, for instance, avoiding rework that could lead to delays in delivery, with the consequent failure to meet deadlines and increased costs.
By developing an augmented reality tool, BATZ engineers can have 3D models of the dies available at any time. These models can be used by them and by the fine tuners in an industrial environment to understand the customer’s requirements better and compare the actual die with its virtual model in real-time. In addition, this tool is also of great help to the customer’s technicians, helping them to solve problems faster by providing an identical virtual model in real size and with the necessary detail of the affected die, helping to have a more fluent and effective communication with the fine tuners so that problems can be identified and a solution found in time and cost.